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Student and Alumni Stories

Esther Arthur, MSAG ’19

Student Research Coordinator, Population Studies Center

Learn how Esther’s capstone research applies geological engineering techniques to a real-world environmental crisis.
 Jack is a Senior Staff Geologist
Jack Breiner, MSAG ’18

Senior Staff Geologist, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Learn how Jack, a full-time geologist for an environmental consulting firm, keeps up with his career while earning his graduate degree.
Erica DePalma, MSAG ’20

Research Program Coordinator, The Water Center at Penn

Learn how Erica's hydrology research led to opportunities to explore local and global water solutions.
Hope Elliott, MSAG ’20—expected
See how Hope designed her own concentration in environmental chemistry to gain both analytical and practical experience as she prepares for her PhD.
Pau Garza, MSAG ’13

Environmental consultant

Experience hands-on learning in the MSAG program through Pau, whose research in stormwater management brought him all over the world.
Robert Kostynick, MSAG ’21—expected
Robert Kostynick, MSAG ’21—expected

Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania

Discover how Robert customized his concentration to better understand the behavior of debris flows—and prepare for a PhD.
Mark Lotto, MSAG ’16

Wind Project Manager, GE Power

Hear how Mark, a Lieutenant and EOD Officer in the US Navy Reserve, brings his military background to the field and makes an impact around the globe.
Selena Oleck, MSAG ’15

Staff Geologist, Roux Associates

Learn more about the resources Penn and the MSAG program provide through Selena, a working geologist for an environmental consulting firm.
Mike Sharer, MSAG ’20

Environmental Scientist, Arcadis

See how the MSAG program’s flexible curriculum and schedule enabled Mike to launch his environmental consulting career.
Emma Tardiff, MSAG ’20

Staff Geologist, Roux Associates

Discover how Emma made the most of alumni connections and career fairs to secure a full-time position at an environmental consulting firm.
Qin Zhang, MSAG ’17

PhD applicant

Discover Qin’s perspective as a full-time student in the program, and how she connected with faculty for research opportunities.

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